My friends and I love these cabins. The pace of everything that comes with living and working in Washington, D.C. can be exhausting. We'd go insane if we didn't get out of the city every now and then and unplug. We've been going back to these cabins once or twice a year for the past few five years now and they've been a god send.
The kitchen has everything we need to make ourselves a big family style dinner every evening and the huge dvd collection gives us a chance to revisit a bunch of old favorites instead of our usual Netflix binges.
The hot tub and campfire outside are great for late evenings to sit around with each other and chat without the distractions of our cell phones distracting us.
The staff is always helpful. On our last trip we had a pilot light go out but they had someone over right away to fix and when another member of our group left some things behind they found them right away and shipped them back to us.
10/10 would recommend to everyone trying to get out of the city and unplug.
The house had everything we could possibly need. The Hot tub and fire pit was a nice touch. The only thing that bothered me was the bugs were very bad this time of year, so hanging out by the river really didn't happen. If I would have brought the fishing pole I might have, but the wife wasn't having it. Overall very nice and secluded location.
The place wasn't clean so we ended canceling and going else where and he said he would gives us a full refund and I kept getting emails none stop with threats toward my disabled wife and my business and he also said the next day he not giving back a refund and I had no choice but to stay there I have all the emails and he hasn't stopped yet I contacted the place I booked with and let them know about everything it's very unprofessional to call people names and make threats and run a place like this and took a deposit before I checked in if $200.00. Which he said he would refund but hasn't yet even after I never checked in. The place I booked thru is helping to get that back and a full refund after my experience on my 4th wedding anniversary that is now ruined after all this that happend with this place and people were staying there and so many excuses and next day send a email your all good after I cancelled after this nightmare and threatend me and my wife for the review we left. They take your money before you check in and don't care about there customers and how they treat them
Overal was a great time...the house/cabin was clean and had plenty of space. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook we pretty much made every meal there. The river was maybe 150-200yards away so not too bad. We made great use of the boats available and pool table in the rec room. Only two complaints including the grill not cooking very well only two areas really cooked and the rec room was ungodly hot the portable ac unit was not nearly efficient enough to cool the area so we just opened the garage door. That did not stop us from having a blast! Overall highly recommend and would stay here again!
The house was perfect for us four adult siblings who like to get together once a year for a three night visit. The house was simple, spacious,clean, every kitchen gadget and plenty to do right there. We love that we didn't feel like we would go broke if we broke something. We have stayed in places that we tip toed around. The space inside was perfect now that we are Seniors, we chose not to do outside activities and so we played pool, ping pong and card games. We loved taking LONG peaceful walks twice a day in the neighborhood. We spent most of our time out on the deck (weather was beautiful:) and my Sister spent much time in the hot tub. We would like to ask the owners to put an umbrella on the back porch so we could get out of the sun. We come up to Shenandoah every year and it seems we will be spending more time at the house than out hiking now days, so the umbrella would make staying outside much more pleasant. All in all, we will definetly look at renting this place again for next year. I loved the comfortable King Bed I shared with my Sister even though I still found her sideways at the bottom in the morning and never even woke up all night:) GREAT PLACE TO STAY FOR SPACE, LOCATION and THINGS TO DO RIGHT AT HOME WHILE YOU VISIT!!!!!
Bear Meadows is very private and the walk down to the river is quite lovely. My dog and I spent a quiet weekend away so I could catch up on some writing. Heard in the neighborhood that it wasn't a great idea to walk up the road as some neighbors had some aggressive dogs that roam around so that was kind of a bummer. We walked the other way instead. The hot tub on the cold starry nights was really lovely. The other lack of lights is amazing and you can see so many stars in the sky. Otherwise we enjoyed sitting inside the sun-filled cabin during the day and in front of the fireplace at night.
My wife and I booked for a quiet getaway in the foothills of the Blue Ridge and for that the stay was all we could have asked for. Hot tub, firepit, wireless internet... these amenities were what was to be expected with no complaints, actually raves for these. On property alone we would have rated "very good" to "excellent".
Our only complaint about the property itself is that the shower heads could be updated. With hard water (as to be expected in the mountains) the shower head and pressure were extremely difficult to get soap cleaned off. We stopped filling the soaker tub after 10 minutes produced a very small amount of water.
Our biggest issue came first in the pricing. With trip advisor, VRBO and AirBNB all having the property listed, we expected the booking price to be similar or the same, however, since I booked with AirBnB first, I noticed I paid more than $80 a night more than avertised on the Shenandoah rentals site. When I emailed this question immediately following booking (which is when the internet site was offered to compare pricing) to ask if I should cancel with AirBnb to book directly, no response.
To add to this frustration, the cabin is in poor cell and internet reception so I didn't receive an email asking for a renter agreement until arriving at the cabin and then driving to a signal location to figure out why we hadn't received lockbox code yet. I received a call from a pleasant staffer who handled that relatively quickly but after over paying it was another frustrating incident.
We paid a cleaning fee but were still asked to clean the rental of dishes and to take our trash with us which we did. Still, after the cost, these were just added frustrations.
I would recommend the property, but check all options on booking to pay fairly and suggest an update to the shower heads/water pressure in them.